ERIC Number: ED048539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1969-Aug
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The Impact of In-Service Training of Correctional Counselors.
Smith, Thomas H.
An empirical study was made on treatment atmosphere and shifts in interpersonal behavior in a military correctional treatment setting. The program studied was a small rehabilitation unit housing 100 to 140 enlisted men convicted by special or general court martial of various offenses ranging from AWOL to manslaughter. The objective of the unit was to improve each individual's functioning in society and, where possible, to return him to active duty in the Air Force for the balance of his enlistment or longer. Ways were investigated in which the milieu of an institution can be used in a resocialization approach. Fourteen questionnaire scales measuring norms, attitudes, and role perceptions were presented and their meaning represented in such a way that the scales can be used to measure the potential for resocialization. Scale, reliability, and validity were documented. Finally, the background of intensive inservice staff training in the retraining group was given in relation to the question of improved resocialization. (Rating scales, a questionnaire, and 29 references are also included.) (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Bibliographies, Correctional Education, Counselors, Environmental Influences, Inservice Education, Interaction, Military Personnel, Predictive Validity, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Research, Role Perception
National Technical Information Service, Operations Division, Springfield, Va. 22151 (AD-716-150, MF $0.95, HC $3.00)
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Authoring Institution: Retraining Group (3320th), Lowry AFB, CO.